Why is it so important that Soundwave speak (with his own voice)?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by DarthCrusher, Dec 9, 2010.

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Why is Soundwave not speaking a big deal?

  1. Not talking means that he can't emote.

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  2. I want Frank Welker to voice him again, at any cost.

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  3. It's different from what we've had before, and I do not like different.

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  4. I like Soundwave's portrayal so far (please explain why).

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  5. I couldn't care less. I'm still pissed about the design.

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  6. I couldn't care less.

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  1. DarthCrusher

    DarthCrusher Well-Known Member

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    One of the chief complaints about the show so far that I've seen is the fact that Soundwave has yet to speak with his own voice.

    My question is this: why is it such a big deal? I think that Soundwave has been positively sinister with how they've depicted him so far. He doesn't NEED to speak, he's done a fine job expressing his emotions so far.

    That's my opinion, what do you think? Play nice!
     
  2. shroobmaster

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    If it was anybody else I'd find it odd, but being Soundwave, him being just like that fits him. He's sinister, he's monotone to the point where he doesn't even speak. Bob Orci was right, silent villains do feel more dangerous.

    He didn't say one word so far and that's what makes him interesting.
     
  3. superpunch

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    bollocks how do you have a communications officer who doesnt speak, but then again has communicated with megatron not going through starscream yet?
     
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    I think his portrayal so far is alright. Nothing really standout or unnervingly creepy about him; he's kinda just there.
     
  5. DarthCrusher

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    Non-verbal communications can work wonders. Just look at Movieverse Frenzy, who said very little in the way of legible English, yet had body language that oozed personality.

    Besides which, I'm fairly certain that Soundwave detected Megatron's life signal in space, thus he had no need to converse with Megatron before opening the spacebridge.
     
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    frenzy spoke to decepticons weather its english or not he was verbal
     
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    He's grown on me a lot. I don't want him to have a voice because he's creepier quite. It's not like BB who still talks in beeps, he's distant, robotic, and you have no idea what's going on in his head since he just stands still, which makes him all the more intimidating. You can tell they're building up to him doing something, and I can't wait to find out what.

    Not everyone needs to be a non-stop chatterbox. When it comes to creepy characters it's what you don't see/hear that's scariest.
     
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    I think that's part of what makes him so creepy. He's just... there. Silent. Until he repeats what he's heard.
    LOVE it.
     
  9. DarthCrusher

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    That may be so, yet the fact remains that if Soundwave was verbal and spoke only Cybertronian, people would still complain.
     
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    I do like Soundwave's portrayal so far, BUT I would like him to speak once in a while. Communication is important for any form of militia, especially for a communications/espionage/information retrieval/infiltration expert.

    Megatron: "Soundwave, I'm being told the hull has been breached near your sector. WHAT'S GOING ON?!"
    Soundwave: *Flashes something on screen*
    Megatron: "SOUNDWAVE?! ANSWER ME, DAMNIT!"
    Soundwave: ...
     
  11. DarthCrusher

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    Just thought of something: if Soundwave HAD to speak, wouldn't it be kind of cool if he strung together bits of other characters' lines? Sort of like how the guys who make Youtube Poops sentence-mix?
     
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    Where's the option for "Finally! Someone else who knows it is "couldn't care less" and not "could care less!"

    I want him to speak because otherwise he is devoid of any personality and can be replaced with any nameless thing.
     
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    To each his own. I understand why people would think he's creepy; I'm just not feeling it. I need some sort of indication that he's working on his own agenda. I need some creepy music to go along with his screentime. I need to see him be more than just a guy in the background listening to Starscream talk. I feel like he's got potential to be unnerving, but something is missing that would give him that extra creepiness.

    QFT. This annoys me to no end...
     
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    I totally agree with Wollstone. There's too many nameless deceptions that either fly or drive around. Without soundwave speaking, he nicely fits in with the other nameless cons
     
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    Soundwave is cold and calculating, so I guess you could argue it's the same either way. However, if he spoke, then there wouldn't be any doubt. For all we know this Soundwave could just be a quiet florist.
     
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    I'm now picturing Soundwave dressed as David Willis' Gardening Batman. Thank you for that image. :lol 
     
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    i dont mind him being silent but would like to see him communicate with megatron alot more
     
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    I have had no problem with it so far whatsoever, I do hope something more comes of it someday, but so far its not a big deal.
     
  19. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I just want to see Frank Welker revoice Soundwave again, I mean they get him for Megatron, seemed like a no-brainer.

    Maybe down the road it'll happen.
     
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    Soundwave should be like a Decepticon silent Bob. Its not that he cant speak he just chooses not to, unless he has somthing really importent to say.
     

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